Gospel partnership involves giving sacrificially.
- Give to those in need.
- Giving pleases God.
“In other words, Paul is primarily pleased that the Philippians have been so generous in the work of the gospel, not because he has been the recipient of that generosity, but because by being generous they have been acting like Christians—and God, who is no one’s debtor, will reward them. Paul is more delighted with the blessings they will experience because they are a giving and generous church than he is with the help that has come his way.” – Don Carson
“The act of giving is a vivid reminder that our life is all about God, not about us. It says, ‘I am not the point. God is the point. He does not exist for me. I exist for him. God’s money has a higher purpose than my affluence. Giving is a joyful surrender to a greater Person and a greater agenda. Giving affirms Christ’s lordship. It dethrones me and exalts him. … Giving doesn’t strip me of my vested interest; rather, it shifts my vested interest from earth to heaven—from self to God.” – Randy Alcorn
- Give expecting God to meet our needs.